"Sometimes we live in a worn down, worn out side of town, but even there, there is beauty: the beauty of trash cans and alley cats and trees that bloom seemingly without reason. And the people we meet, they’re the right kind: full of intelligence, full of heart."
"The natural world vaults to life in [these] cinematic poems . . . with exquisite and reverent attention to detail, Sheldon reveals the small rescues of our everyday lives and the miracle of nature that is both violent and beautiful.”
"Sheldon's writing is clean, clear, and as accessible as Jane Kenyon’s and Mary Oliver’s, but beneath the surface of these poems runs a vein of pure linguistic gold. There are no slack moments in this book."
-R. Nikolas Macioci